Standing Beside Alaska's Non-Profits

Category Archives: Foraker News

Foraker’s Catalyst for Nonprofit Excellence program is moving to a winter/spring schedule! The application period will open in the fall. Let us know if you want to stay up to date on program details – email Kate Rose at with your interest!

Foraker has been honored to work with our funding partners – the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Denali Commission, Mat-Su Health Foundation, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, and Rasmuson Foundation – to bring the Pre-Development (Pre-D) program to Alaska nonprofits. The purpose of the program, which was launched in 2006, is to plan sustainable capital projects, … [ Read More ]

Foraker has added Emmy award-winning reporter John Tracy to our consulting team! We are excited to offer new trainings and to assist your organization with your communication and marketing needs. Making the Most of the Media: A Strategy Guide for Nonprofits (class is full – contact us to be added to the wait-list) Mission Control : A Crisis Communication Guide … [ Read More ]

A big welcome to the Executive Directors participating in our Executive Leadership Initiative! We are excited to learn and grow with you: Samantha Blankenship, Gastineau Humane Society Jennifer Cross, Alaska Raptor Center Shannon Fisher, Family Promise of Juneau Sara Harriger, Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center Sarah Harrington, Kodiak Historical Society & Baranov Museum Frances … [ Read More ]

Alaska’s nonprofit sector represents a wide variety of organizations that provide public service and have an impact on the lives of nearly everyone living in the state. Although most Alaskans do not think of nonprofits as an economic powerhouse, we play a critical role in the state’s economy both as major employers and as revenue … [ Read More ]

We are thrilled to have two new staff join our team. Monica Garcia-Itchoak has joined our team as a Lead Capacity Builder – she will be around the state working with our Partners on leadership support, collaboration, and civic engagement. Lailani Cook is our new Administrative Assistant – she will be behind the scenes coordinating the … [ Read More ]

Chellie Skoog has been named the new Vice President of Programs for The Foraker Group. Chellie is already familiar to many Foraker Partners. She has been teaching and consulting with us since 2013. Her specialty is helping organizations better manage their financial affairs, and she’s noted for assisting nonprofits that are facing fiscal challenges. Chellie … [ Read More ]

Join our team! Foraker is looking to fill two positions – an Administrative Assistant and a Program Director for our Pre-Development Program. The right candidates will have a passion for strengthening Alaska’s nonprofits. Check out the position descriptions to see if the job is a good fit for you or someone you know.

Over the past several months we have explored the possibilities of changing the delivery model for our human resources shared services. The model we now use has been effective and well received, but we also want to improve and ensure we are meeting the needs of our Partners. In mid-May we held several focus group … [ Read More ]

Our office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, April 3-4, for our Leadership Summit. If you have questions about the summit, please call 907-743-1205. For other questions, please leave a message or call us again on Wednesday morning. Thank you.